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by Noël Akchoté
Meet Noel Akchote: Trained from the age of eight, Noel Akchote debuted as a guitarist in 1990. Noel Akochote has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians like Henri Texier, Louis Sclavis, Daniel Humair, Jacques Thollot, Sam Rivers, Derek Bailey, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Firth, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Tim Berne, and George Lewis. Later in his career, Akchote began contributing on records by artists like David Grubbs, Luc Ferrari, David Sylvian, J.G Thirwell's band Steroid Maximus, Max Nagl, Andrew ...read more
by Eyal Hareuveni
This free improvised meeting between prolific French guitarist Noël Akchoté and analog synthesizer wizard Jean-Marc Foussat, and British drummer Roger Turner is unique, and not just because of these experienced improvisers' breadth of the musical language. The trio's collective sound is a multilayered, reflecting on progressive rock in its early experimental days, muscular fusion showoffs and a timbral search in its most sophisticated form, all filtered through these musicians' mature, idiosyncratic articulations. All three are well-versed in ...read more